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Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos was featured as one of York University's Community of Changemakers. Here is his story! About Tamo Campos Tamo Campos is a filmmaker, impact practitioner, community organizer and extreme sports athlete. His films include The Klabona Keepers (2022), Ru-Tsu (2020), The Radicals (2018), A Last Stand For Lelu (2016), Northern Grease (2013) & over

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Edward Parker

Edward Parker

About Edward Parker Edward Parker (he/him) is a Meteorological Technician for Environmental and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). As a federal employee, he travels the country installing weather stations both on land and at sea with the help of the Canadian Coast Guard. These weather stations, installed and maintained by Parker and his team, provide the

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John H Warkentin

John H Warkentin

Professor Emeritus Senior Scholar Research Interests My interests lie in how the writing and study of geography developed in what today is Canada. This has taken me from exploration literature to the scientific exploration of Canada, the mapping of Canada, settlement studies, early teaching of geography in Canadian universities, and regional writing on Canada whether

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Passing: Professor Emeritus J. David Wood

Passing: Professor Emeritus J. David Wood

The Geography and EUC community at York was saddened to learn of the death of our colleague David Wood on October 15th 2022. We are grateful to Glen Norcliffe for this account of David’s life and contributions. An obituary published in the Toronto Star is also available online. Beginnings matter: often they matter a lot. 

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Testing a rapid laboratory method for tracking permafrost thaw slump activity

Testing a rapid laboratory method for tracking permafrost thaw slump activity

by Claire O'Hagan Permafrost is permanently frozen ground, and is critical to the ecosystem health and function in northern landscapes. It is important for maintaining the stability of the soil, as well as the welfare of the organisms that inhabit northern areas. Permafrost thaw, ongoing as a result of anthropogenic climate change, has increased the

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HONOREBEL

HONOREBEL

ZigZag Gallery, opening September 8, 2022 An exhibition in celebration of Honor Ford-Smith on her retirement, featuring visual art by her former students Anique Jordan, Charmaine Lurch, Mosa McNeilly, Nastassia Pratt, Shuxia Tai and Camille Turner. Retiring EUC Professor Dr. Honor Ford-Smith has worked at the crossroads of performance, politics and Caribbean culture for decades.

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Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

by Murat Ucoglu and Ute Lehrer During his provincial election victory speech on June 2, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he aimed to build more housing to make the housing market more “attainable” for everyone. Although most people probably didn’t pay close attention to the specific choice of words Ford used during his speech, it’s alarming

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All about bees: Common misconceptions, helping pollinators and how to actually ‘save the bees’

All about bees: Common misconceptions, helping pollinators and how to actually ‘save the bees’

A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators is an inspiring and practical guide that will help gardeners create habitats full of life and learn about what is needed to take action to support and protect pollinators  By Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla Native, or “wild” bees — that is, bees that occur naturally

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How COVID-19 lockdown measures — and their outcomes — varied in cities around the world

How COVID-19 lockdown measures — and their outcomes — varied in cities around the world

by Roger Keil, Philip Harrison and Xuefei Ren During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese cities have repeatedly imposed lockdowns following their central government’s stubborn pursuit of Zero-COVID. But lockdowns weren’t limited to authoritarian regimes such as China. Many democracies also imposed some form of lockdowns to curb the virus transmission. How effective were they? Was it worth

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Professor honours the citizen-taxpayer with enduring gesture

Professor honours the citizen-taxpayer with enduring gesture

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Professor L. Anders Sandberg has taken an unusual step to install a commemorative bench on York University’s Keele Campus as a way to highlight the important role of citizen-taxpayers in society. Sandberg says he was inspired to sponsor a bench that is situated on the Harry W. Arthurs Common at the

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